Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of falling.
Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.
Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.
High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.
Extreme Exposure (E4): Certain death in the case of a fall.
Even though East Shoulder is part of Hamburger Basin, it is only accessible when Southback is open.
Enter the upper Southback gate at the summit of the Throne and work the ridge past Alex's Funnel to the steep, tree-d slope to the skier's right.
Shimmy through the trees to the triangular slope below a cliff.
Enjoy a few turns before hitting the traverse track, then work the trees and gullies below the traverse.
End in the deep snow near the A-Basin Line.